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Gloucester Post Office War Memorial

On Friday 12/01/2018 I went through to Gloucester to do some business at the post office, and as I was leaving I spotted a war memorial inside the post office. Fortunately I had my camera with and got permission to … Continue reading

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Alfred Henry Hook VC.

Alfred Henry Hook  (06/08/1850 – 12/03/1905) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the battle of Rorke’s Drift. The Citation reads: “On 22/23 January 1879 at Rorke’s Drift, Natal, South Africa, a distant room of the hospital had been … Continue reading

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Gloucester War Memorial

The Gloucester War Memorial is situated on a corner at the entrance to Gloucester Park and may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  51°51’36.29″N,   2°14’29.40″W. The plinth is topped with the familiar emblem of the Sphinx that is also found on … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire Royal Hussars Memorial

The memorial to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars may be found in the parking lot of Gloucester Cathedral. It features a cross on a  many sided base which has bronze reliefs depicting various actions by the Hussars and Yeomanry during both … Continue reading

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